[Diary] October 2018

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Happy Halloween! A list of what I did for the month, or at least up to now:

  • Finished playing Shinobi, Koi Utsutsu
  • Finished watching Kamen Rider Build
  • Finished watching Heartcatch Precure
  • Finished watching IDOLiSH7
  • Started watching Go Princess Precure
  • Tied two hundred and fifty-two ribbons
  • Watched the Geten no Hana stage play
  • Started playing Taiko no Tatsujin for V
  • Checked out a bunch of indie games (Boku no shokora, Tokyo Alice, Koisuru pecora wa machigaenai, Kininaru otoko no ko?, Stalker and Yandere, so obscure;, her tears were my light)
  • Made things I wanted to make

I finished three whole shows! Wow! Maybe one day I’ll have the speed of past me who could power through an entire Kamen Rider series within four days.

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[Liveblog diary] Hakuouki

My very first formal experience with otome games was with Hakuouki (on the 3DS), if I conveniently forget that I played Hatoful Boyfriend first, so I went to revisit my liveblog to see what my thoughts were on one of the games in the genre back then. April 14, 2015. This is also for me to have a digest of my initial thoughts regarding the series so I can refer to it easily when playing Kyoto Winds/Edo Blossoms without having to backtrack three years on my social feed.

Featuring a lot of WHAT AM I DOING, interspersed with commentary from some other friends, and some reflecting on how my thoughts on otome games have changed over the years at the end. Spoilers are not whited out, so tread with caution.

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[Game review] Geten no Hana

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Classic Japanese history, like how the textbooks tell it! Fujibayashi Hotaru, a shinobi from Iga, is employed by Akechi Mitsuhide to keep a lookout for enemies at Azuchi Castle where his lord Oda Nobunaga resides. To facilitate Hotaru’s movements as she gathers intelligence, Mitsuhide has Hotaru pose as Kikyou, his younger sister hailing from Sakamoto Castle coming to visit him for the month. What kinds of plots will she discover?

This post covers the Vita port (a two in one package that has the original game and the sequel) of the first game, Geten no Hana. I thought of doing one giant post that covers both the first and the second game since the Vita port bundles them together, but I couldn’t think of how I would organise it…speaking of which, it’s been a while since I wrote a full-fledged post for an otome game. I had a four month backlog of pictures on my Vita. I blanked out way too hard after Taisho X Alice and ROOT REXX…games which I really should get back to again…

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[Diary] September 2018

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(me looking through protagonists, ticking off my “yeah this girl can very definitely kill me” list)

A list of things I did for the month, or at least up to now:

  • Played and finished Geten no Hana (+ Yumeakari)
  • Played and finished the Witch’s Heart Bonus Stage
  • Started playing RE:VICE[D]
  • Started playing Shinobi, Koi Utsutsu
  • Watched and finished Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight
  • Cube bath

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